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Merchant's Oyster Bar

3.9
3.9
223 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Seafood
Merchant�s Oyster Bar is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, is open for lunch and dinner and specializes in creative small plates. The menu features a wide variety of seafood, burgers and sandwiches. Merchant�s Oyster Bar offers happy hour oysters. The menu at Merchant�s Oyster bar offers baked oysters, bee tartare, pork terrine, capellini, crispy chicken skin, gazpacho toast, caprese salad, Fraser valley duck, a cheese plate, solefood salad and the merch burger. The Sunday football menu offers diners a choice between one to three different meats and sides. Some of the options include fried chicken, bacon wrapped meatloaf and fried cod. Choice of sides include creamed corn, mac and cheese and coleslaw.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Tapas / Small Plates, Wine Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Merchants is open Monday through Saturday from 5:00 pm until close
  • Phone number
    (604) 258-0005
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Peter Neirmann
  • Private party facilities
    Enquire with Sam Jonnery at the restaurant for details.
  • Private party contact
    Samuel Jonnery: (604) 512-3358
  • Neighborhood
    Commercial Drive
  • Cross street
    Graveley
  • Parking details
    Street meter and 4 cars parking lot behind restaurant
  • Public transit
    Bus #20 and Broadway Skytrain within walking distance
  • Additional
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What 223 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.9
3.9 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.8Ambience

NoiseModerate

216 Reviews
  1. Kari

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful time, the food was lovely! The food was fresh, menu inventive and the ambience was cozy. Perfect setting for my birthday dinner. Thanks for making it special!

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  2. AlixP

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This small, quaint restaurant has trendy decor and food. The atmosphere is warm and inviting and the food is as well. I highly recommend the oysters... especially during November since they are "on special" all month. The tuna tartare is amazing and the crab and shrimp roll was incredibly delicious. The other people in my party got the crab pasta which was really yummy but a tad salty. I dont know if it was unusually salty or if its always like that?? Overall, I highly recommend Merchants for its overall experience - Food, service, and atmosphere. I would definitely go back :)

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  3. PacificRhum

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Dinner for four - attentive service but not intrusive, nice atmosphere of nieghbourhood restaurant but clearly more than locals here! All enjoyed their meals from tender, flavourful beef to pasta to delicious fish.

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  4. BaNaNaBoy69

    Vancouver

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Went here on a first date for brunch and buck-a-shuck oyster specials. Good service, food and neighbourhood charm. Sister restaurant to Cork & Fin in Gastown.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place. Super cute

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  6. Beetleything

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2015

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Wine is pricey for The Drive - The food was OK - small portions. The oysters where ok - but all 12 had bits of shell in them, i have shucked my own oysters and made a better job of it.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service, exceptional food. Can't wait to go back.

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  8. Birthdayparty

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fabulous, carefully prepared and beautifully presented. The oysters were, of course, the main show, and everyone seemed genuinely happy to be presenting us with our fare. The serving staff was friendly and attentive, without being overbearing. The owner came to our table several times, always with a beaming smile. They looked after our special birthday requests, and lead the whole room in a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday. As we were preparing to leave, the owner came to our table again, thanking us sincerely for 'bringing great energy' to the room. All in all a terrific experience.

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  9. EatVan

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2015

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice enough restaurant. The charcuterie plate (large) was large in terms of the size of the board but woefully bare. Also why give five slices of bread for 6 people? And make us ask for more? Should accept yelp offers no matter even if it's happy hour. The coupon doesn't state any blackout times?!

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  10. IrisEggwhites

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really great, friendly atmosphere. Fantastic service. I feel like they take a lot of pride in how they operate and there's no "try-hard" going on. Just earnest and love what they do. I love this restaurant. Fantastic bar too..

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Google Map for Merchant's Oyster Bar

1590 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC V5L 3Y2

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Graveley
  • Neighborhood
    Commercial Drive
  • Hours of operation
    Merchants is open Monday through Saturday from 5:00 pm until close
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Tapas / Small Plates, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street meter and 4 cars parking lot behind restaurant
  • Public transit
    Bus #20 and Broadway Skytrain within walking distance
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Peter Neirmann
  • Additional
    View
  • Phone number
    (604) 258-0005
  • Private party facilities
    Enquire with Sam Jonnery at the restaurant for details.
  • Private party contact
    Samuel Jonnery: (604) 512-3358
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